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the latest on the investigation, and why the city's acting police chief is stepping down. and school officials are making important decisions... when it comes to how sex education is presented in the classroom. this is fox5 news at 11. local las vegas. it was a deadly weekend on valley roads. i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. eight people died in seperate crashes in southern nevada, in just a two day span. between saturday morning and sunday... there were six accidents total. fox 5's cyndi lundeberg spoke to one of the families who lost a loved one this weekend... she joins us live from the crash site on dean martin and flamingo. i spoke to the family of navy veteran maurice walker. he was killed early saturday morning while riding his motorcycle home from work when he apparently lost control... his wife describes her husband as the nicest guy you'd ever meet... and says his nick name was the giant teddy bear... ashley walker shows her six month old daughter the last photo taken of
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you would just call him a big teddy bear because hes so big and gentle it was just a pure accident im guessing walker says her husband maruice didnt come home from work ... and she immediately knew something was wrong... one o clock i jumped up where is he metro police say just after midnight saturday navy veteran maurice walker lost control making a turn on dean martin and flamingo... and slid into a light pole... at first i was in denial i was hurt and started to cry but then i was like maybe they have the wrong person i just didnt want to believe it walker was one of just eight people killed on valley roads in a 48 hour span last weekend.... aaron patty - pio north las vegas police dept a good reminder for people to slow down be aware of your surroundings your not only affecting your life but the other lives around you as well walker tells fox 5 she began calling hospitals franticaly in the middle of the
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she found her husband... he was at u-m-c and doctors told her.... he didnt make it. walker says this weekend she lost her best friend... we always talked always talked and thats whats so hard i wish someone drove him off so i can blame them but i cant it was just his time ashley and maurice walker have a six month old daugther named jaslene and another baby on the way... maurice walker served in the navy for six years... and was now working to get a job working on computers... police say this crash remains under investigation... reporting live cyndi lundeberg fox 5 news local las vegas. the walker family tells fox 5 there will be a vigil held in honor of maurice walker tommorrow night... its going to be at the site of the crash on dean martin drive and flamingo... anyone is welcome to attend. a father dead and his son is behind bars, in henderson's first homicide investigation this year. around 11-30 this morning, police investigated a domestic disturbance at a home near patrick and stephanie.
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man's body with a gunshot wound. henderson police arrested his son, 22-year-old son daron clanton. neighbors were shaken up after hearing the tragic news. i've never really seen anyone coming in and out of the that house ever since i've been here.i don't know maybe we are just on diferent schedules or what." henderson police say they have not been called to the home for any domestic violence issues in the past. clanton is now facing an open murder charge. students at las vegas academy arrived at school today, to find police investigating a dead body on campus. metro says the body was found towards the back of the campus, and it was not a student. classes went on as scheduled, but parents were called and told what was going on. the person's name has not been released, but police believe this was a suicide. the interim police chief in boulder city has resigned... after backlash from the community for not pressing animal abuse charges
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control supervisor ... it's a case that rocked boulder city... with people there still looking for answers. fox5s miguel martinez-valle joins us in the newsroom with more details. john, christine, those living in boulder city have been up in arms ever since they found out in december that former animal control supervisor mary jo frazier was allowed to retire even though a police investigation found she had been killing animals. former police chief bill conger was the one who decided to drop the case against frazier... and many in the community think his resignation is needed in order to have a fair investigation. bill conger, boulder cities chief of police administration has resigned, and while the city wont officialy say its because of the animal control investigaton... those who have been following the case closely say him leaving his post can only help... " the public wants transparency in the case and we want a full fair thorough investigation so if that was being hindered in any way by the police chief him stepping down helps that case." conger, who was
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chief, came under fire recently after it was made public that he dropped a criminal case against mary jo frazier, the former animal control supervisor accused of needlessly killing animals " it was not bill conger's place to make the sole decision on wether to pursue the case or not, this is something that shouldve been turned over to the district attorney and have them resign." the investigation is now in the hands of the district attorney, but for many, conger dropping the case was a clear violation of the peoples trust... retired chief of police thomas finn even called it one of the most disturbing things he had ever seen... he said during his time in office he had... "... never ordered a case be closed out of fear of who might get muddied, and unlike william conger, he has never practiced policing by appeasment." boulder city says they never got a letter of resignation from conger, and theyre not giving any details about the investigation...but many who call boulder city home think they deserve to know whats going on... theyre
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lot to the story theyre still not being told... " if we continue to delve into the details of this case, i have a gut feeling, not sustantiated, that other things will turn up as well." boulder city local lisa savy who i spoke to today actually started a petition about a month ago demanding the city place charges against frazier for animal cruelty and saying that it wasnt congers place to decide not to press charges... while the investigation is now in the district attorneys hands and conger has left his post, savy thinks theres still more the city has to do to start the healing and redeeming process... " " something having to do with our humane society, um maybe putting a little bit more money or publicity into promoting what they need as far as placing animals for adoption, i think this would be a great opportunity for them to make remedies that way." " other than giving back to animal groups savy also thinks the city
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transparent with the investigation... in the newsroom, miguel martinez- valle fox5 news, local las vegas. the city is currently trying to charge frazier with 37 felony animal cruelty counts because of the animal shelter deaths. former nba star lamar odom will not face drug charges, after overdosing at a nevada brothel. the nye county district attorney's office says the evidence shows odom had metabolized cocaine in his system, when he was found unconcious in october. but it will be hard to offically prove he injested the drug while he was in nye county. odom was transferred from a los angeles hospital to a private facility continue his recovery. a sex education meeting at c-c-s-d tonight... to curriculum your see starting next year. committee poring over future domestic violence and how to get fox five's elizabeth watts is
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and mccleod with what was discussed tonight. the special sex ed committee held a meeting tonight to discuss different lesson plans... but there's a lot more back and forth before anything is finalized. it's not the typical c-c-s-d sex ed meetings you've seen in the past... monday night featured a nearly empty school board room. the sex education advisory committee meeting to review several lesson plans drafted by the district... after a special meeting last september. danielle miller/ ccsd those being statuatory rape, negotiation skills and how to obtain contraceptives the committee is made up of different community members.. each lending a different point of view to what's been a touchy subject in the community. david strickland/committ ee chair & parent you have parents on here you have doctors you have teachers you have religious person, cleric. they all come together and have their own input they went through the different lesson plans... and mentioned things
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added to make them more impactful for the students.. michelene newman/committee member we could add statistics there so they have a better idea of the risk involved danielle miller/ ccsd i think people really appreciated seeing things more written out and see what it would look like in a classroom there was room for public comment.. but less than a handful of people had their voices heard in the meeting that lasted just over an hour. mos: i would like to think those could be produced in a video series and the series could be produced with the clark county health district they also approved supplemental materials... to update the old c- d-c fact sheets in schools.. so kids can learn about different s-t-d's... how they're spread.. treated.. and prevented.. so now the lesson drafts goes back to the school board.. who will send it back to the committee and then to the school board again for possible action. and in the next few months the committee will also be discussing other lesson plans on topics like gender identity. reporting live ew ffn llv. when finalized- these materials
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implemented in the following school year 2016-2017 ... not the current calendar year. the dave rice era at u-n-l-v is over... what players are saying about their coach's resignation... and what they're doing to prepare for their first game without him. while nevadans have to make a long drive for lottery tickets... almost everyone else gets to just run to the corner store for theirs. a look at why the lottery is banned here... and what would have to happen for this to change. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
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runnin' rebels basketball head coach dave rice was forced out yesterday, after a string of disappointing losses. fox5's kevin bolinger spoke with team members at practice today about the sudden resignation... and how they're preparing for the rest of the season. kevin on camera: looking for a chance to save the season, the dave rice era is over at unlv. todd simon is the interim head coach and this afternoon he began to put his stamp on the team while the players try to process what happened and how they move forward. nats of practice it was business as usual for the runnin' rebels as they worked out in preparation for tuesday night's home game against new mexico. but there was a new boss running the show. after dave rices'forced resignation, assistant todd simon was put in charge. it's a move the players said was surprising but they vow it won't change their will to win. ben carter: we're gonna play the rest of the season for each other and for coach rice because he is the reason that we are all here
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of this program. it's up to us to turn our season around. ike nwamu: we're all trying to stay unified and we're gonna take what our coaches are giving us and then apply it moving forward because we can still have a special season. simon says at this point in the season he'll make only minor changes - putting more emphasis on full court pressure and pending practices focsued on whathe calls winning time - a spot where unlv has struggled this year. todd simon: we're working on a milion type of situations. put that time on the clock and simulate it until they have the confidence to say i've already rehearsed this over and over and over. the coaching change was made to kick start a team that has the potential in the world andhas 15 games plus the conference tournament to make a push for march madness. todd simon: the fans that think this is a lost season have obviously not been in our meetings or at our
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know the character of these kids. these kids deserve every piece of faith that this community can give them and i truly believe they're going to reward the community for that faith. kevin on cam: and how's this for irony? every year before the season starts season ticket holders get their package with all of the tickets for the season. a different person within the runnin rebels program is featured on each games ticket. the person featured for tuesday night's game against new mexico? you guessed it - dave rice. outside the thomas and mack, kevin bolinger, fox 5 news, local las vegas. we will have complete highlights and post game reaction after tomorrow night's game live from the thomas and mack on fox 5 news at 10 and 11. last week, we brought you the heartwarming story of an autistic high school basketball player, who got the crowd on their feet when he scored two baskets. ron chan appeared on 98- point-five this
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that's being shared all around social media. "chet: did you blank out were you thinking anything what was going through you head? ron: you have to fear the power. ron is the desert oasis high school basketball team manager. he scored his first two points on thursday, in a game against bonanza high school. the team is trying to get kobe bryant's attention with this story... since he's ron's favorite baskteball player. now fox5 weather 24..7. with chief meteorologist ted pretty we'll see some clouds overnight with a morning start of 35 degrees..some areas around the las vegas valley will see freezing temperatures. we'll stay in the mid-50s with afternoon highs through the
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wednesday afternoon we'll see southwest breezes to 15 mph with northwest breezes to 20 mph on thursday. highs get close to 60 degrees this weekend with lows around 40 degrees. we pick up a slight chance of showers sunday and we'll see some clouds overnight with a morning start of 35 degrees..some areas around the las vegas valley will see freezing temperatures. we'll stay in the mid-50s with afternoon highs through the workweek. wednesday afternoon we'll see southwest breezes to 15 mph with northwest breezes to 20 mph on thursday. highs get close to 60 degrees
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lows around 40 degrees. we pick up a slight chance of showers sunday and monday. closed captioning will resume shortly the powerball jackpot is now at one point four billion dollars! nevadans have to make some extra effort with a road trip, in hopes of becoming billionaires. every state plays in the lottery except six, including nevada. when nevada legalized gaming in 1931, lotteries were illegal throughout the united states. when states began legalizing the lottery in the 60's, it was too late for casino-
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prohibits the lottery. other states are making millions off lottery tax dollars... and some question whether nevada is missing out. ""its really hard to say we do have a lot of gaming revenue coming in would it will resume shortly the powerball jackpot is now at one point four billion dollars! nevadans have to make some extra
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trip, in hopes of becoming billionaires. every state plays in the lottery except six, including nevada. when nevada legalized gaming in 1931, lotteries were illegal throughout the united states. when states began legalizing the lottery in the 60's, it was too late for casino- driven nevada. our constitution prohibits the lottery. other states are making millions off lottery tax dollars... and some question whether nevada is missing out. ""its really hard to say we do have a lot of gaming revenue coming in would it be nice to have more yeah but what would the cost be to set up a new administrative structure its really hard to say. " legislators would actually have to amend our state's constitution, for the lottery to come to nevada. the bundy-led protestors in oregon, are accused of damaging the property they are occupying. how they are defending themselves, after ripping out several yards of government fencing. the music world pauses to remember an innovator and
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the tributes las vegas and local headliners are paying to david
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it's called a rigged economy, and this is how it works. most new wealth flows to the top 1%. it's a system held in place by corrupt politics where wall street banks and billionaires buy elections. my campaign is powered by over a million small contributions, people like you who want to fight back. the truth is you can't change a corrupt system by taking its money. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message.
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richer man the world says goodbye to music icon david bowie. he passed away from cancer at 69 years old.. and just two days after releasing his latest album "black star". people close to him say this was a goodbye message to fans. the news of david bowie's death was a shock to fans... as the star was very private about his battle with cancer. bowie entertained people for decades... never ceasing to reinvent himself as an artist. bree says: "his non- conformity as an artist and his individualism really just inspired those artists out there who didn't necessarily want to play by the rules and they got a shining example of what is sticking to what you love and who you are" strip headliners are expressing their condolances today. vince neil said he lost his musical hero. and matt goss said "r-i-p to the greatest rock star and style icon in history." tonight, the viva-
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street experience showcased some of bowie's most memorable songs and images. " nats of viva vision" over at the hard rock, fans visited a case filled with bowie memorabilia. bowie's last concert in las vegas was in 2004... which was also the last time he went on tour. the group of protestors occupying a federal bird sanctuary, have started destroying fences and digging through records. "we're going through the refuge's file, permits, absolutely " officials say the group is using equipment from the u-s fish and wildlife service to take down government fences. the protestors claim they're trying to help a local family get access to public land for their cattle, and the family is supportive of the move. nevada assemblywoman michele fiore says she called the bundy family to offer her support. nevadans have a
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when it comes to the environment. the areas people here are most worried about... and what they want our state to
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there's a more convenient and environmentally friendly option for you to get your voter sample ballot. "help us save your tax payer money and
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your sample ballots instead of regular mail for your sample ballots so we can achieve the savings." " nevada officials passed a bill that allows ballots to be emailed rather than mailed. this will save tax payers more than a million dollars for the cost of printing and mailing the ballots. we have information on how to get that ballot on the links page of our website, fox5 vegas dot com. president obama will give his final state of the union address tomorrow night. we will bring you his speech live here on fox5. it starts at six, followed by a special edition of fox5 at seven-30. olympic figure skating champion michelle kwan announces her support for hillary clinton for president. "it is very exciting to be a part of hillary clinton's campaign. she has broken many glass ceilings and she has lead the way and inspired a whole generations of little girls going 'yes, dad, mom, i can be president one day." today - kwan
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